Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
This course provides a broad survey of the modern world including the rich histories
of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania since 1500 CE. It examines the major
historical events that created an interconnected world from a comparative and international
perspective. Themes such as exploration, industrialization, global trade, human rights,
capitalism and consumerism, popular culture, the environment, political and social
structures, nationalism, secularism, imperialism and post-colonialism are examined.